PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA
Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:
Brookside Communities, LLC, owner
Fauquier County Public Schools, applicant
Larry L. Weeks, Scott District Supervisor
Elizabeth A. Cook
Topic: Special Exception #SE03-S-02, New Fauquier County
Scott Magisterial District
the applicant, Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) is seeking
special exception approval pursuant to Section 5-500 of the Zoning
Ordinance to allow for construction of a middle school and
associated facilities. In May 2002, the Board of Supervisors
approved the Brookside development, which included a designated
location for a middle school site to be dedicated through a
proffer condition. FCPS is now requesting special exception
approval to construct that public middle school on the designated
R-1 (Residential-1) zoned property. The property is located
on the west side of Riley Road (Route 676) approximately 2,000
feet north of the intersection of Riley Road and Dumfries Road
(Route 605) in the New Baltimore Service District.
property is designated as an elementary school site in the
Comprehensive Plan, and this application would be consistent with
a school use. It is the staff’s position that the use as a
middle school, rather than an elementary school, would not
conflict with the residential uses in this area. Also note
that this proposed school replaces the middle school site
identified in the Comprehensive Plan for location at Vint Hill.
Comprehensive Plan identifies Riley Road from Route 605 to the
future relocated Route 676 to Route 215 as an Urban Collector (Brookside/Vint
Hill Parkway). The proposed middle school is located on this
future section of Riley Road. A finding is needed by the
Board of Supervisors, pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance standard,
that schools be located on a major collector (or its equivalent or
higher) is met by the school's location on an unconstructed
section of proposed relocated Riley Road. Currently, this
road segment is under design review by the Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) and the County.
new building would be approximately 114,000 square feet,
consisting of masonry bearing walls and steel column and beam
The exterior will be a brick façade and pitched metal roof
and will include operable windows.
Final site plan approval will be required prior to issuance
of a building permit.
Planning Commission held a public hearing on this application on
August 29, 2002, and voted unanimously to approve the special
exception request, subject to the following conditions:
special exception is granted for and runs with the land
indicated in this application and is not transferable to other
- This special exception is granted only for the
purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the special
exception plat approved with this application, as qualified by
these development conditions.
- The applicant shall construct all road
improvements required by the Virginia Department of
- The school site shall be served by a regional
stormwater management facility.
- The applicant shall effectively screen all
off-site parking, loading areas and tennis courts.
These areas shall not be located in any required yard.
- The applicant shall provide emergency access to
all athletic fields that are not directly accessible from
parking areas. The
access location and design shall be reviewed and approved by
the County Engineer and the Emergency Services Coordinator
prior to approval of the final site plan.
- No structure shall be located within 100 feet
of any adjoining property line, which is in a Residential or
Rural Zoning District.
- All lighting shall be in conformance with the
Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance and positioned downward,
inward and shielded to eliminate glare from all adjacent
- The applicant shall accommodate a shared
entrance with the library site in close proximity to the
common property boundary, if the library is to be located on
an adjacent parcel.
- A trail shall connect the school with the
adjacent residential subdivisions.
Final location is to be approved by the Parks and
- Pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance requirements,
a minimum of 430 square feet of usable outdoor recreation
space area shall be provided for each child that may use such
space at any one time.
- The applicant shall provide berming and
landscaping along the sport fields to assist in noise
abatement in consultation with the Department of Community
The Planning Commission staff
report is available if requested.
Action of the Board of Supervisors:
Hold a public hearing and take appropriate action. A
resolution for approval as recommended by the Planning Commission
is attached for consideration.
There was no financial impact analysis required for this
any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be
affected by this request:
Fauquier County Residents
Fauquier County Schools